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$150

This workshop focuses on the methods used to make hand made chains and findings from silver wire. Methods will be taught to create jump rings of one size to create a uniform chain.  This is a great class work on your soldering skills.
The Instructor will work closely with the students to refine skills needed to create a necklace or bracelet. 

Silver will be provided.

You may bring in your own tools or rent them at the studio ($15).

Chain Making Workshop Tool List:

    • 1 Saw Frame 
    • 1 dz. Saw blades 2/0
    • 1 Half round hand file (#0, coarse) 
    • 1 set medium needle files
    • 1 round needle nose pliers
    • 1 chain nose pliers
    • 1 flush cutting pliers
    • 1 flat nose pliers
Tool Supplier

 Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001

DATES
September 12, Saturday 12-6pm
*Available as a private.

 Instructor: Olivia Michaels

FITZGERALD JEWELRY

$175

CLOISONNE ENAMEL

A technique of applying powdered glass to metal and then torch or kiln firing it to its melting point the enamel cools in brilliant colors to make an amazing decoration on your metalwork. The technique dates back to the time of the ancient Egyptians who used it on pottery and jewelry.

In this one day workshop, you will use cloisonne wire to create a design of your own and learn how to apply enamel properly, fire to the correct temperature, counter-enamel to prevent cracking and wet-sand and polish to create a finished piece.

TOOL LIST

  • Good quality 000 paintbrush
  • 220, 320, 400 and 600 wet/dry sand paper
  • Stackpack or covered jars to hold enamels (1”-2” in Diameter)
  • Joyce Chen Scissors
  • Optional: We will provide a selection of enamel colors but if you would like to choose your own colors make sure to purchase Ninomiya brand https://www.e-namels.com/category/Ninomiya-Japan-Opaques-42

DATES

February 8, Saturday 11-7pm

May 30, Saturday 11-7pm

Also available as a private class.

Instructor: Valerie Blum

FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

    $165

    Learn to move a sheet of metal; creating forms as a basis for new direction in your work.  This one day class explores chasing and repousse techniques as well as incorporating texture and finish into your metal pieces.

    DATES

    March 7, Saturday 11-7pm

    *Also available as a private workshop.

    Tool List
    1.25” Face Chasing Hammer :https://www.riogrande.com/product/ChasingHammer3oz/112225?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI9Pmlq6ft5gIVCYvICh1xOABSEAQYASABEgJcxvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds


    Provided: 1/4" Tool Steel and Copper sheets. If you would like to work in sterling silver please bring your own in 20 gauge sheet (4" x 4").

    Optional but recommended:
    1 dz. Saw blades 3/0
    1 Half round hand file (#0, coarse)
    1 handle for file
    1 set medium needle files
    1 round needle nose pliers
    1 flat pliers
    1 sheet each wet/dry sandpaper: 220, 320, 400, 600

    Tool Supplier

     Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001

    Instructor: Preslee Jones
    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
    $130

    DIAMOND 101 

    This is a one day workshop in which you will learn how to determine the 4 C’S of diamonds - Cut, Color, Clarity, & Carat weight. You will be introduced to diamond imitations, treatments, man made diamonds and colored diamonds. If you are thinking about purchasing a diamond or want to learn more about diamonds to use in your jewelry designs, this class is for you. 

    Bring in diamonds you have questions about!

    DATES

    October 18, Sunday 12-5pm 

    Instructor: Joanna Bengoa
    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

    $95

    Treat yourself to some wine and new jewelry in this fun workshop!

    "Bring Your Own Booze" Ring Making Workshop is a fun yet informative silversmithing class where you will learn how to make a variation of stackable rings in sterling silver while sipping on some wine.  

    Students will be taught how to apply different hammered textures, use a torch to anneal & solder, clean and polish rings.

    Great friend, group or date activity!

    We will be serving a cheese & fruit plate but feel free to bring your own snacks :)

    Materials + tools provided. 

    *You must be 21 or older to participate.  Please bring a state issued ID or passport.

    Private classes available upon request.  For price quote and date confirmation please email us at classes@fitzgeraldjewelry.com.

     

    DATES

     

    2020:

    Feb 7, Friday 7-9pm - full!

    Mar 6, Friday 7-9pm - full!

    April 3, Friday 7-9pm

    May 1, Friday 7-9pm 

    June 5, Friday 7-9pm 

    July 10, Friday 7-9pm 

    Aug 7, Friday 7-9pm 

    Sept 11, Friday 7-9pm 

    Oct 2, Friday 7-9pm 

    Nov 6, Friday 7-9pm 

    Dec 4, Friday 7-9pm 

    251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200
    $250

    New members must come in during supervised bench time and be approved to come in for regular bench hours or monthly/yearly membership.  After approval you are welcome to come in during business hours to use the studio except when class & workshops are in process - please refer to the school calendar or give us a call. 

     

    If you are a beginner and need some help, please come in during our supervised bench-time where there will be a technician to help you with questions.  Hours are listed below.

    The studio is equipped with the following: flex shaft on each bench, acetylene torches, micro torches, ring stretcher, polishing machines, sandblaster, steamer, ultrasonic, magnetic tumblers, vibratory tumbler, rolling mills, drill press, draw horse, hammers, mallets, mandrels, ring sizers, wax tools, wax injector, guillotine shear, tweezers, pliers, files, sandpaper, kilns, and more!  Please email us if you don't see what you need on the list.  

    We ask bench renters to bring in their own materials and small hand tools.  You must check in and out with a bench technician and sign a waiver form if you are new to the studio.

    • For safety, it is required for everyone to wear safety goggles, closed-toe shoes, and tie long hair back when using the polishing wheel or flex shaft.
    • Bench renters must be 18 years of age or older.  Minors will have to be accompanied by an adult.
    • Fitzgerald Jewelry reserves the right to deny access or to remove any student/member we feel are disruptive to the learning environment or a potential risk of injury to other people.
    • Bench hours expire within 1 year of purchase.
    • Bench hours are non-transferrable and non-shared.  We do not offer refunds for unused portion of bench hours.

     

    Supervised Bench-time

    Tuesdays 6pm-9pm, Saturdays 12-6pm, & Sundays 12-6pm.

    Business Hours

    Spring/Summer: Mondays 11am-6pm, Tuesdays 11am-9pm, Wednesdays - Saturdays 11am-8pm, Sundays 12-6pm.

    Fall/Winter: Mondays 11am-6pm, Tuesdays 11am-9pm, Wednesdays - Saturdays 11am-7pm, Sundays 12-6pm.

    Please read through our school policies for more info.
    $180

    Gold has always held a fascination for its beauty throughout history. 

    But hey...

    some of us have made some regrettable purchases in the past or have been passed down some really unattractive pieces :P

    But fear not!

    In this 1 day workshop we will show you how to melt down your regrets and turn them into beautiful gold bands :)

    DISCLAIMER: Not all gold will recycle well especially vintage pieces that have been worked and re-worked on.  Since we do not know for sure how your pieces were produced, we can not guarantee 100% success.  If contaminants cause your piece to be unrecyclable, we will provide silver for you to proceed with the class and continue to learn the technique of recycling.

    TOOLS + SUPPLIES FOR CLASS

    You will need at least 5 pennyweights of gold to work with in:

    Yellow Gold -10k or higher

    Rose Gold - 14k or higher

    No White Gold!

    Jewelry is usually stamped with the karat.  If you're not sure what type of gold you have please stop by the studio before hand and we will help you measure and test the karat of your gold.  We do not recommend recycling chains, if so you are doing it your own risk. 

    Tool List

    All tools except for the following will be provided:

    Soft Soldering Charcoal Block - please email us 3 days before class if you would like us to supply a charcoal block for you.

    Optional Tools:

    1 Saw Frame  

    1 dz. Saw blades 3/0

    1 Half round hand file (#0, coarse) 

    1 needle nose pliers

    1 sheet each wet/dry sandpaper: 220, 320, 400 & 600

    1 pair safety glasses (tomahawk, not the goggles)

    1 straight split mandrel for flexshaft

    1 dust mask

    Gold Suppliers

    Myron Toback - 545 5th Ave #1000, New York, NY 10017

    Ross Metals - 54 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

    Tools Supplier

     Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001 

    (212) 279-7077

    We recommend placing an order before you go in so you avoid the long waits.

    DATES
    May 17, Sunday 12-6pm
    December 5, Saturday 12-6pm
    *Private Classes Available*


    Instructor: Olivia Michaels
    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
    $150

    Build on your metal skills by exploring the process of bezel setting. This one day workshop will concentrate on making simple but beautiful bezels for pendants, earrings or rings in sterling silver. The workshop will cover step and fancy bezels.

    Bring your own stones or choose from a selection of cabochon stones sold at the studio. Make sure the stones you select are either an oval or round cabochon (flat bottom) with a hardness of 7 or higher on the moh scale.  Recommended stones include sapphires, tourmalines, amethysts, rubies, topaz, and citrines.

    Prerequisite: You must have basic soldering and fabrication experience to take this class. 

    Tool List

    • Square bezel pusher with wooden handle
    • Flat and half round pliers
    • Half round file (6 or 8" long) ( #2 cut) 
    • Steel Burnisher, Bent
    • 2/0 saw blades (1 dozen) 
    • Saw frame  

     

    Tool Supplier

     Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001

    Stone Suppliers
    • R Gems – 48 W 48 St. #210 NY, NY 11036
    • Dikra Gems – 56 W 45 St #1005 NY, NY 11036 
    • Riogrande.com

    DATES

    Feb 22, Saturday 12-6pm

    August 8, Saturday 12-6pm

    *Also available as a private.

    BRASS HOOP EARRINGS - WORKSHOP - <meta char - Fitzgerald Jewelry - Handmade in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC BRASS HOOP EARRINGS - WORKSHOP - <meta char - Fitzgerald Jewelry - Handmade in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC
    Soldout
    $95

    In this fun 4 hour workshop you will learn how to fabricate the ever popular brass hoop earrings!  Student will be taught how to make the hoop post and catch and go over techniques such as annealing, shaping, soldering, and texturing,

    Brass + Tools provided!

    If you wish to work in Sterling Silver instead, you have the option of bringing your own.  Please bring at least 6" round wire (2mm - 5mm) which can be purchased at Myron Toback - 545 5th Ave #1000, New York, NY 10017.

    DATES

    April 19, Sunday 12-4pm - sold out!

    Instructor: Olivia Michaels
    Fitzgerald Jewelry School
    $500

     Gold has always held a fascination for its beauty throughout history. 

    But hey...

    some of us have made some regrettable purchases in the past or have been passed down some really unattractive pieces :P

    In this private workshop you will learn how to melt your gold and turn them into something special and one of a kind.  If you have a specific project in mind, please email us pictures or sketches for approval.

    Class tuition is $500 per item.  It will take 4-6 hours to complete one piece.  If student exceeds the 6 hours limit, an hourly rate of $75/hour will be prorated.

    An email confirmation will be sent once you purchase your private lesson.

    DISCLAIMER: Not all gold will recycle well especially vintage pieces that have been worked and re-worked on.  Since we do not know for sure how your pieces were produced, we can not guarantee 100% success.  If contaminants cause your piece to be un-recyclable, you will have the following options:

    1. We can switch to sterling silver which we carry in stock, and continue to learn the technique of recycling and fabrication of a ring.  You will have 3 hours of free bench time to return during supervised bench time to apply those same techniques on gold with the supervision of a bench tech.

    2.  We can reschedule your workshop and have you come back with more gold.  We can help you send your un-recyclable gold to the refinery and get money to apply it to the purchase of new gold (you may need to purchase extra gold).  

    3.  Get 50% refund (we ask you to understand that we value the time of our teachers and they need to get compensated for their time).

     

    Supplies

    Enough gold to make a new item. 

    You can recycle only the following types of gold:

    Yellow Gold -10k or higher

    Rose Gold - 14k or higher

    No White Gold!

    Tools will be provided.

    Please email a picture of your items or come by the studio so that we can test your gold and make sure you have enough to work with.  

     


    243 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200

    $95

    In this 4 hour workshop students learn how to create various one of a kind stud earrings in sterling silver. Techniques that will be covered include: small scale soldering, saw working, dapping, granulation, and different types of finishing.

    Students will walk away with at least 3 pairs of earrings - studs, hoops, climbers, and more!

    Tools & Silver provided!  

    2019

    September 8, Sunday 12-4pm 

    Instructor: Olivia Michaels

    251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200
    $95

    “Champagne + Bling” is the best Couples Valentines Day activity! This workshop is a fun yet informative silversmithing class where you will learn how to fabricate matching sterling silver bands. Students will be taught how to shape, anneal, solder, and apply different textures to their rings.

    Perfect for single ladies and gents, couples, or even a group of friends!

    We will have a cheese and fruit plate and of course Champagne.  Feel free to also bring your own wine or beer (sorry no hard liquor allowed) !

    Cost: $95/person

    DATES

    Friday, February 14th, 7-9pm (sold out!)

    Early registration recommend due to limited space.

    251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200
    $680

    Learn how to make matching rings with your significant other or best friend in this fun and informative private workshop ! We will go over sawing, annealing, soldering, texturing, and different finishes.  You will also have the option to personalize the inside of your band with a hand stamped message.  

    If you want your bands to be casted in a material other than silver, it will have to be a 2 part class in which you will come back the following week after your silver model has been used to make a mold and casted in the material of your choice.  

    All tools provided.  Student is responsible for materials at wholesale price.  Casting options: sterling silver, yellow gold, rose gold, red gold, champagne gold, green gold, grey gold, palladium, and platinum.

    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

    $250

    Introductory class, students will learn techniques for carving large sculptural bracelets as well as more delicate ones.  Basic carving, hollowing, and texturing techniques will be covered.  The second class will focus on metal finishing techniques for the pieces carved in the first class. 

    TOOL LIST

     *You may bring your own tools or rent a toolbox ($15).  Email to reserve.

    • Wax File 8"
    • Dividers with replaceable tips
    • Economy needle file set cut 0
    • Small steel ruler
    • Jeweler's adjustable saw frame 5"
    • Cylinder single cut bur – 1.2mm & 2.3mm
    • Wax Pen, double battery (optional)
    • 220, 320, 400, 600 grit sandpaper
    • Split mandrel for sanding

    TOOL SUPPLIER

     Allcraft Jewelry Supply: 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001

    (212) 279-7077

    *We recommend placing an order before you go in to avoid long waits.
    DATES
    May 9 + 16, Saturdays 12-6pm
    Nov 14 + 21, Saturdays 12-6pm
    *Private Classes Available*
    Instructor: Olivia Michaels
    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
    $250

    In this class students will create a cabochon bezel setting for a ring using the wax carving technique. In the second class students will learn how to set their stones in the ring they created the first class, as well as how to finish their metal piece.

    TOOL LIST

    You may bring your own tools or rent a toolbox ($15).  Email to reserve.

    • Wax File 8"
    • Dividers with replaceable tips
    • Economy needle file set cut 0
    • Small steel ruler
    • Jeweler's adjustable saw frame 5"
    • Cylinder single cut bur – 1.2mm & 2.3mm
    • 220, 320, 400, 600 grit sandpaper
    • Split mandrel for sanding
    • Wax Pen, double battery (optional)
    • Stones will be available for purchase at the studio or you may bring your own. 

     TOOL SUPPLIER

     Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001

    Closed on weekends!

    (212) 279-7077

    *We recommend placing an order before you go in, that way they will have everything ready for you. They will have our tool list on file - let them know you are a student of Fitzgerald Jewelry School.  Items can also be shipped to you as well. 

     

    STONE SUPPLIERS

     R Gems: 48 W 48th St #210, New York, NY 10036

    Dikra Gems: 56 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036

    *Make sure the stone is minimum 3mm round cabochon with a hardness of 7 or higher on the moh scale.  Examples include: sapphires, amethysts, tourmalines, citrines, topaz, rubies, and garnets. 

    DATES

    March 1 + 8, Sunday 12-6pm (full)

    June 20 + 27, Saturday 12-6pm

    Oct 3 + 10, Saturday 12-6pm

    *Private Classes Available*

    Instructor: Olivia Michaels
    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
    $250

    The versatile nature of wax will be explored through demonstration of carving, usage of burrs, and finishing techniques. Completed projects will be professionally cast with explanation of process. You will have the option to make a mold to cast multiple pieces.  Working in wax offers jewelers great possibilities for creating jewelry with a sculptural feel. This class is for those at beginners level. 

    TOOL LIST

    You may purchase your own tools or rent a toolbox ($15).  Email us to reserve a tool box.

    • Wax File 8
    • Dividers with replaceable tips
    • Economy needle file set cut 0
    • Small steel ruler
    • Jeweler's adjustable saw frame 5"
    • Cylinder single cut bur – 1.2mm & 2.3mm
    • Wax Pen, double battery (optional)
    • 220, 320, 400, 600 grit sandpaper
    • Split mandrel for sanding

    TOOL SUPPLIER

     Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001 

    (212) 279-7077

    (Closed on weekends)

    *Place an order before you go in to avoid long waits.  

     

    DATES

    January 5 + 12, Sunday 12-6pm

    April 26 + May 3, Sunday 12-6pm 

    Aug 22 + 29, Saturdays 12-6pm

    *Private Classes Available*

    Instructor: Olivia Michaels

    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
    $0

    JEWELRY DISTRICT TOUR

    During this 2-3 hour tour you will be taken to a lapidary and casting company where you will see first hand how stones are cut and molds, castings, and 3d prints are made.  We will also show you jewelry supply shops where you can purchase chains, findings, and materials at market value.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions and see back of the house production. 

    This tour is strictly offered to past or current students.

    We have limited availability so please sign up only if you are sure you can make it, and if not, please let us know as soon as possible.  

    Please bring your photo id.

    Meet promptly in front of building: 

    48 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036

    DATES
    May 11, Monday, 10am-2pm

    *Please be on time!  We will start the tour at 10am sharp. Please call the school if you are running late (718.287.6200).

    Tour Guide: Olivia Michaels

    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

    $425

    In this class students will be introduced to the basics of wax carving and be able to carve their very own design.  The versatile nature of wax will be explored through demonstration of carving, texturing, and finishing techniques. Completed projects will be professionally cast with explanation of process. Working in wax offers jewelers great possibilities for creating jewelry with a sculptural feel. This class is for those at beginners level. 

    Note: This class is divided into 2 days (1 week apart).   Day 1 consists of carving your design in wax and day 2 consists of cleaning your casting.

    Wax Carving: Ring - 5 hours.

    Wax  Carving: Stone Setting - 6 hours.

    Wax Carving: Bracelet - 6 hours.

    We provide tools and you are responsible for the materials which will be the wholesale price of silver, gold, platinum or whatever material you choose.

    Please email us a picture or sketch of the ring you would like to make as well as your availability.

    Instructor: Olivia Michaels

    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
    $500

    Planning a surprise birthday party, bachelorette, or just looking for a fun activity to do with your friends and/or family??

    We offer private ring making parties where you will learn how to make stackable sterling silver rings in 2 hours!  You have the option of bringing in snacks, wine, and decorations.

    Tools and materials included.

    Up to a group of 6 - $500 

    Group of 7 - $550

    Group of 8 - $600

    Please email us your date request.

    251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200

    $120

    This is a fun 4 hour workshop for beginners who want to learn how to make the ever so popular stackable rings. You will learn how to anneal, saw, solder, shape and apply different types of texturing such as hammering, saw working, and braiding. You will also learn different types of finishes i.e. satin, sand, and high polish. You will walk out with at least 3 unique hand made sterling silver rings!

    Silver + Tools are included.

    DATES

    April 5, Sunday 12-4pm full!

    Sept 26, Saturday 12-4pm 

    *Private Classes Available*

    Instructor: Olivia Michaels
    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
    $170

    Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advance level - You must have basic soldering and fabrication experience to take this class. 

    The micro torch is a handy tool that is essential for small scale soldering.  In this workshop you will learn how to use a micro torch to solder a small prong onto a dainty ring, set the stone, polish and clean. 

    We will provide faceted stones but if you would like to pick your own stone, make sure you get a 3mm round faceted stone with a good hardness such as a sapphire (they are available in assorted colors).

    We will provide Sterling Silver but if you would like to work in Gold you will need to bring in 3" of 1.25mm soft round wire along with a size 10Pt Prong Basket Setting (for a 3mm faceted stone).  

    Tools are provided.

    Gold Supplier

    Ross Metals

    54 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

    *Bring $100 cash.

    Stone Suppliers 

    SPB (for diamonds) 15 W 47th St #709, New York, NY 10036 

    -3mm white diamond is approx $80.

    R Gems (for colored stones) 48 W 48th St #210, New York, NY 10036 

    -3mm colored stones range $10-$50.

    DATES

    Currently available only as a private.

     

    Instructor: Olivia Michaels
    251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200
    $150

    In this one day workshop you will learn how to drill, open up and prepare metal to set stones flush into the piece. Students will practice setting on plates of metal in different size stones and once confident proceed to set stones on their own pieces with the guidance of the teacher.

    You are welcome to bring in your own pieces to set stones in, otherwise you can keep practicing on plates.  We will provide cubic zirconia stones to practice on but you are welcome to bring your own - make sure they are 2 and 3mm round faceted stones.  We recommend hard stones such as sapphires and diamonds.

    Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advance level - You must have basic soldering and fabrication experience to take this class. 

    DATES

    March 28, Saturday 12-6pm
    August 5, Saturday 12-6pm 
    *Also available as a private class.

    Tool List
    Lynx Setting Burs 1.9mm + 2.9mm
    Ball burs 2mm+1mm
    High speed drill bits 1mm
    Optional
    • 2mm and 3mm hard round faceted stones, diamond tweezers, burnisher, triplet loupe or optivisor, and white & pink knife edge silicone wheels.
    Tool Supplier
    •  Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001
    Instructor: Odette Channell
    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL
    $115

    Cuttlefish casting is a fun way of casting that will create distinctive fingerprint-like textures. Students will learn how to make a 2 part mold using cuttlebone, meltdown and pour sterling silver, and create a one-of-a-kind ring!  

    Silver + tools provided :)

    DATES

    August 1, Saturday 12-2pm 

    *Also available as a private class.

    Instructor: Olivia Michaels

    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

    $340

    Learn to prong set your own gemstones in this one day weekend workshop. Starting with sterling silver 4 prong settings and faceted round gemstones, learn how to measure and account for depth and shape of the stone, cut a seat and create a bearing with files & burs.  

    *This class focuses more on the actual setting of stones into prong settings, not the fabrication of prongs.  We recommend taking a private stone setting workshop f you would like to go over in depth how to make your own prong settings.

    Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advance level - You must have basic soldering and fabrication experience to take this class. 

     

    Tool List

    -We will provide : 5mm + 6mm CZs  

    (You are welcome to bring your own round faceted stones of the same size with a moh scale of 7 or higher).

    - 3mm + 4mm hart bur

    - Chain-nose pliers

    - Ring clamp

    - Brass sliding size gauge

    - Soft toothbrush

    - Bur Lubricant (example wax bur life or bees wax)

    Optional: Opti-visor (magnifying glasses)

    Tool Supplier

     Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001

    Dates

    Currently available only as a private workshop.

     

     

    Instructor: Danielle Straub

    FITZGERALD JEWELRY SCHOOL

    $255
    In this one day workshop, you will make a finished ring, pendant or earrings using pearls. You will learn how to drill pearls and make a cap and post. We will cover the many varieties of pearls and how to use pearls best in your jewelry designs. 
    *Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advance level - You must have basic soldering and fabrication experience to take this class. 

    Tools
    0.8mm+1mm diamond coated drill bit
    1mm ball bur
    Sticky wax
    Latex gloves or comparable
    The following materials will be provided:
    • 24 gauge silver sheet
    • 1mm round, half round or square silver wire
    • Additional silver wire for a simple ring or bail
    • 2 part epoxy
    • Pearls will be available for purchase but you are welcome to purchase your own - make sure they are 5mm wide or larger.
    Pearl Supplier
    Lucoral + Lupearl Group
    26 West 46 Street
    New York, NY 10036

    DATES
    Currently only available as a private workshop.

     

    Instructor: Odette Channell

    251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200

    $325

    A fast paced introduction to the art of jewelry making. In this class students will learn how to make a hollow ring through which will learn and become very proficient at soldering, filing, sawing, piercing and polishing. 

    Students will come out with their own original design fabricated into a one of a kind piece. And have the option to continue to come in for studio bench time where supervisors will be available to help students with future projects.

    no upcoming classes

    You may bring your own tools or rent tools at the studio.  Tools boxes are $15 and must be ordered in advanced since availability is limited.  Email us at classes@fitzgeraldjewerly.com.

    Tool list:

    • 1 Saw Frame
    • 1 dz. Saw blades 3/0
    • 1 Half round hand file (#0, coarse) 
    • 1 set medium needle files
    • 1 round needle nose pliers
    • 1 half round pliers (flat with half round)
    • 1 flat pliers
    • 1 sheet each wet/dry sandpaper: 220, 320, 400, & 600
    • 1 expandable drum arbor ½”x ½ ” (item #14.626)
    • Krazy glue (can be found at any hardware store)

    Optional:

    • 1 dust mask
    • 1 pair safety glasses (tomahawk) (not the goggles)
    • 1 sliding brass gauge (item #GAU169.60) or Precision Sliding

    You can purchase tools at:

    Zak Jewelry Tools, Inc.

    55 West 47th Street 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10036

    212.716.8122

    You can either pick up in person or order online 

    https://www.zakjewelrytools.com/

    *If you don't have time to pick up tools, let us know and we will happily pick them up for you :)

    251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200

    $150

    Explore the movement of metal from recycling to forming, rolling, forging, and filing. Start from scratch with either our scrap sterling silver or bring your own! We will roll out wire stock and vary thickness of the wire for non-uniform bands. Play with new textures and patinas to create new surfaces. Become comfortable with how to move and stretch metal without disrupting and cracking your work.  Leave with a one of a kind sterling silver ring forged by hand from scratch.

    Prerequisite: You must take a Jewelry 101 or Silversmithing Class before taking this class.

     Silver and tools included!

     2019

    May 19, Sunday 1-6pm 

    Instructor: Olivia Michaels

    Early registration recommend due to limited space.

    251 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200
    $340

    In Silversmithing Private students will learn at their own pace the fundamentals of silversmithing through a ring project.  If you have a specific project in mind please email us sketched or inspiration photographs.  We will cover techniques such as sawing, soldering, annealing, hammering, filing, texturing, and finishing. 

    Sterling Silver + tools provided.

    Please email us your availability after you sign up and we will set you up with an available teacher.

    243 Grand Street Brooklyn, New York, NY 11211• (718) 387-6200
    FITZGERALD JEWELRY
    $150

    PIERCING AND SAWING

    Piercing and sawing to create designs in sheet metal is an essential skill in jewelry-making. In this class, we will learn how to transfer a pattern to brass or copper, drill openings in the metal, and saw out portions of the piece to make a lacy openwork design. We will also learn how to use the saw, files and sandpaper to clean up and finish our pieces. 

    This is an all-level class, open to anyone who wants to learn or practice sawing skills. Choose from an array of patterns appropriate to your level, or come with your own designs. 

    Tools and materials provided.

    DATES

    -May 2, Saturday 12-6pm

    -Available as a private.

    Instructor: Valerie Blum

     

    FITZGERALD JEWELRY

    $150

    In this workshop you will learn how to make a setting for a faceted pear or square shaped stone.  We will go over fabrication of the outer bezel, step bezel, and demonstrate how to set the stone in a ring or pendant.
    Cubic Zirconia pear and square stones will be provided but you may bring your own faceted pear or square.  Make sure they are 5mm or larger with a hardness of 7 or higher on the mohs scale.  Recommended stones include sapphires, tourmalines, amethysts, rubies, topaz, and citrines.

    Prerequisite: Intermediate/Advance level - You must have soldering and fabrication experience to take this class, as well as experience bezel setting round or oval cabochons.

    Tool List

    • Square bezel pusher with wooden handle
    • Flat and half round pliers
    • Half round file (6" or 8" long) ( #2 cut) 
    • Triangle needle file (4" long) (#4cut)
    • Ball bur 1mm
    • Steel Burnisher, Bent
    • 2/0 saw blades (1 dozen) 
    • Saw frame  

    Tool Supplier

     Allcraft Jewelry Supply - 135 W 29th St #205, New York, NY 10001

    Stone Suppliers
    • R Gems – 48 W 48 St. #210 NY, NY 11036
    • Dikra Gems – 56 W 45 St #1005 NY, NY 11036 
    • Riogrande.com (tools + stones)

    DATES

    March 14, Saturday 12-6pm

    August 15, Saturday 12-6pm

    *Also available as a private.

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